Keep in mind Mewgenics? The wacky cat-breeding roguelike is the brainchild of Tremendous Meat Boy co-creator and The Binding of Isaac mastermind Edmund McMillen and has been out and in of the works for a decade. After being introduced, placed on maintain, and restarted, it seems to have a brand new launch window.
McMillen tweeted a gif of two of the sport’s cute cats partaking in what we’ll name an intimate cat train. The tweet hyperlinks to the sport’s Steam web page, which lists a 2024 launch window.
What the heck is Mewgenics? The sport duties gamers with amassing and breeding lots of of cats to coach and ship into battle. Or, because the Steam description places it, Mewgenics is a “turn-based legacy roguelike draft sim about cats!” The sport apparently boasts “100s of hours” of gameplay, a number of courses with over 50 distinctive skills, over 200 enemies, and different options.
Mewgenics was first introduced in 2012, with McMillen on the time describing it as “By far the strangest challenge I’ve ever labored on.” McMillen has labored on it alongside Tyler Glaiel; the pair beforehand partnered for The Finish is Nigh, amongst different titles. The sport was initially billed as a cross between Pokémon, The Sims, and Animal Crossing, and had first been deliberate to launch in 2014. It was, in fact, delayed, and its improvement was placed on indefinite maintain in 2016 when McMillen started work on The Legend of Bum-Bo, which launched in 2019. On the time, McMillen was uncertain of Mewgenics’ future, however in 2018 he introduced he was remaking the sport to be launched in “a number of years.”
The sport is slated to launch for PC, although whether or not or not it’s nonetheless coming to iOS is unknown. Are you continue to curious about Mewgenics? Tell us within the feedback! For extra on Edmund McMillen, we spoke with him final December the place he mentioned his life and profession, together with Mewgenics, which you’ll be able to learn on this interview function.